What price a piece of history?  Pretty much as high as you like, if the recent Bacchus & Tobaccos Fine and Rare Wines Sale sale in Geneva is anything to go by, as Cognac-Expert reported.

The prestigious auctioneers, Christies, hosted the first day of this highly anticipated sale yesterday, the 13th November.

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Up for sale was a private cognac collection from a collector that had taken over thirty years to acquire.  And included in this was the ‘piece de la resistance,’ a bottle of Saulnier Freres Grande Fine Champagne Cognac from 1789 – the year of the French revolution.

With a pre-sale estimate of 15,000 – 25,000 Swiss Francs (approx $15,800 – $26,400 US dollars), interest for this historical piece was extremely strong.  And, as we at Cognac-Expert predicted some weeks back, the final selling price was far higher – at an impressive $31,650 US dollars.

The auction continues today, with more sought after bottles, including wine and whisky, as well as an extensive array of cigars.

Sources: www.sudouest.fr

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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